Afro Yaqui

Neuma Records, 2021CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 27.2

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 81
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O’s Notes: The Afro Yaqui Music Collective combines rhythms of Africa and Asia to arrive at a funky, intoxicating groove. They seek a world beyond mass incarceration and ecocide and profess it in their music. We liked the rap groove of Gizelxanath Rodriguez on “Sister Soul”, “Ya Habibi”, and the brassy “We Refuse To Be Used And Abused”. And check out Benjamin Barson’s baritone sax on “Nonantzin”. Powerful beats surround the provocative message end to end!


Publicist: Kari-On Productions